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Turkey Opens Key Air Bases for US Strikes On ISIS
Turkey will open up Incirlik Air Force Base, about 250 miles from the Syrian city of Raqqa, to U.S. and coalition strike operations against the Islamic State, or ISIS, Pentagon and Obama administration officials confirmed. The move puts anti-ISIS aircraft, which had been flying some 1,200 miles to strike enemy positions, much closer to the various battlegrounds, including Raqqa, the effective capital of the Islamic State in Syria.
Iran preparing to enter WTO, set up preferential trade with EU
Iran wants to join the World Trade Organization after putting the final signatures on a nuclear deal with the six world powers. Tehran is also interested in a preferential trade deal with the EU, says Industry Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh.
White House in 'final stages' of plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison
The White House announced on Wednesday that it is finalizing a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.
Capital exodus from China reaches $800bn as crisis deepens
China is engineering yet another mini-boom. Credit is picking up again. The Communist Party has helpfully outlawed falling equity prices.
Iran Vows to Buy Weapons Anytime, Anywhere
A senior Iranian official who led the negotiations with world powers that led to the recent nuclear deal said that the Islamic Republic will continue to import and export arms freely across the globe without restriction, according to recent comments flagged by the CIA's Open Source Center.
EU's foreign policy chief Mogherini heads to Tehran
The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini plans to travel to Tehran on Tuesday following the West's nuclear deal with Iran, after going to Saudi Arabia on her first official visit to the two regional powers.
Moscow Could Be Prepping for Space War With Aggressive New Satellites
The Kremlin says its nimble new satellites are just for communications. But they look -- and act -- an awful lot like prototype weapons.
Why is Pope Francis so obsessed with the devil?
Pope Francis seems to be obsessed with the devil. His tweets and homilies about the devil, Satan, the Accuser, the Evil One, the Father of Lies, the Ancient Serpent, the Tempter, the Seducer, the Great Dragon, the Enemy and just plain 'demon' are now legion.
The Uphill Battle To Saving ISIS' Child Soldiers
With no end to the conflict in sight, observers fear there is little way to help the child recruits ISIS uses as soldiers and for all manner of brutality.
Israel fears 'major escalation' by Iran-backed terror groups after deal
Israel anticipates a 'major escalation' of Iranian-backed terror attacks on its borders as a direct result of the nuclear agreement the US and five additional world powers struck with Tehran, Foreign Ministry's director-general Dore Gold said Wednesday evening.
EU rejects report: No plans to boycott Israeli banks
The European Union is not planning to impose sanctions on Israeli banks, a senior EU official said Wednesday, hours after an EU think tank released a report recommending such a course of action.
Israel, Hamas strange bedfellows when it comes to reining in ISIS in Gaza
Bitter enemies Israel and Hamas finally agree on something: If the growing presence of ISIS within Gaza is not contained, the terrorist group could touch off a repeat of the 50-day war that devastated the Palestinian territory last summer.
Netanyahu struggles to govern with narrow majority
When Benjamin Netanyahu called early elections last year, he said his unwieldy coalition was untenable and that Israel needed a more stable government to carry out vital reforms.
Israel provided Jordan helicopters for Syria, Iraq border security
Israel has given retired US-supplied Cobra combat helicopters to Jordan to help the Hashemite kingdom fend off insurgent threats on the Syrian and Iraqi borders, a US official with knowledge of the deal said.
Activists Call to Rebuild Third Temple on Tisha B'Av
On Tisha B'Av this Sunday, a fast day mourning the destruction of the First and Second Temple, Jewish activists plan to protest against the discrimination against Jews on the Temple Mount and the impunity given to Arab terror-supporters on the holy site, in a call to build the Third Temple.
Inside the United States
Obama Shielding 80 Percent of Nation's Illegals From Deportation
President Obama's executive actions on immigration shield more than 80 percent of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country from any danger of being deported, a top immigration think tank reported Thursday.
FBI Director: Islamic State now a bigger threat than al Qaeda
According to FBI Director James Comey, U.S. military strikes have diminished the threat posed by the al Qaeda offshoot Khorasan Group, but the Islamic State still poses a significant threat.
House OKs bill to crack down on 'sanctuary cities,' White House threatens veto
The House approved legislation Thursday to punish so-called "sanctuary cities" for failing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, in the first congressional response to a brazen murder earlier this month in San Francisco allegedly committed by an illegal immigrant.
Entire US national security system possibly compromised by year-long cyber-assault
The prolonged hacking into the White House Office of Personnel Management, which put the personal information of at least some 21.5 million past and current federal employees in jeopardy, is only the beginning of the security threat to the Obama Administration and its successors, a number of top-level experts in cybersecurity have told Fox News. The attack has been frequently sourced as coming from China.
US Republicans, pro-Israel groups step up campaign against Iran deal
Top Republicans vowed Wednesday to do their utmost to scrap President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran as the biggest pro-Israel lobby prepared for an all-out campaign to pressure wary lawmakers into rejecting the agreement.
Senator to Kerry on Iran deal: 'We've been fleeced'
The United States never intended to dismantle Iran's entire nuclear program and the nation's top diplomat never promised 'anytime, anywhere inspections,' Secretary of State John Kerry told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing Thursday morning. Dismissing talk of a better deal to thwart Iran's nuclear program as a 'fantasy' involving 'some sort of unicorn arrangement involving Iran's complete capitulation,' the secretary was met by several highly skeptical critics, one of whom told him Iran had 'fleeced' the US in the negotiations.
Pelosi: Investigate makers of Planned Parenthood video
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling for an investigation into the group behind two undercover videos featuring top Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue donations.
At least 3 dead after gunman opens fire at Lafayette, La. movie theater
A gunman killed two people and injured seven others late Thursday when he opened fire in a Lafayette, La. movie theater before turning the gun on himself, the city's police chief said.
Iran executions see 'unprecedented spike' - Amnesty
There has been an 'unprecedented spike' in the number of executions in Iran, Amnesty International has warned.
US weekly jobless claims total 255,523f7c vs 285,523f7c est, lowest level since 1973
The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in more than 41-1/2 years, suggesting job growth remained solid despite slowing in June.
What? Evangelicals Come Against Franklin Graham's Views on Islam
The elder Graham stayed out of politics, but the once-prodigal son is known for his bold commentary. Some of his fellow evangelicals are up in arms over these comments from Billy Graham's son.